There was

a sweat shop, shopping, camaraderie, laughter, SEWING, BASTING, a Mud Sale, The Iron Horse Inn and much, much more…!  Thanks for ALL the FUN Quiltmamas!!!  ; )

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  : )  I’m going to finish unpacking!

Piecefully, Pam

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If all goes well…

I should be leaving for a weekend Bee Retreat in just a couple hours.  I haven’t said anything about it earlier because the last several Bee Retreats I have not been able to join.  Something always comes up to prevent me from going along.  So…sew, with my fingers crossed and holding my breath, I am feeling hopeful that I’ll actually make this trip!?!

My things are packed and standing at the front door!  : )   Sewing machine?  Check.  Stitching projects?  Check.  Wine?  Check.  Overnight bag?  Check.  Books and magazines?  Check.  iPod?  Check.

So…sew, HAPPY TGIF to everyone and I won’t be-e back here again until Sunday!!!  Enjoy your weekend and take a few stitches if you get the chance!

Piecefully, Pam

: )

Running

to catch up.  That’s how I am feeling.  It’s allergy season, and it’s been brutal. RUNNY nose, sneezing, I-T-C-H-Y eyes that are blurry – AaacccCckkK-chooO!

Unseasonably warm temperatures.  That makes for sleeping during the day a bit more of a challenge.  Compromised.

Packing for the weekend.  While a GOOD thing, I NEED to be READY tonight when I walk out the door for work.  ‘Cause when I return home in the morning, I’ll be walking through the back door and heading directly out the front.  Hurry up! Don’t forget anything?!

Piecefully, Pam

Warning! Warning, Will Robinson!

Here are some cute Easter projects!!!  And, check out Jean’s Bunny Peeps.  ; )

Has anyone seen this?!  I LOVE it!!!  Quilting is s-e-w amazing!!!

All that, AND it’s to be sunny today!!!

I see the glass as half FULL and I’m glad I do!!!  : )

I’m going to give an opinion here.  Consider yourself warned.  I will make no apologies.  You do not have to continue reading…

I live in a free Country.  We have freedom of speech.  You are entitled to your own opinion.  That said, I was raised to not say anything if I didn’t have anything nice to say.  I LIKED the AQS Lancaster Quilt Show!!!  I LIKED the quilts – ALL of them!!!  There may have been some I liked more than others, but I see the merit, craft(wo)manship, skill, time, love that each quilt holds.  One of the things I like BEST about quilting is the great variety this hobby and art form has to offer!!!  Art, bed, modern, traditional, wall hanging, beginner, intermediate, advanced, embellished, simple, Amish, wholecloth, painted, trapunto, crib, doll…you get the idea, right?!

I feel INSPIRED looking at quilts hanging in a Show.  I go to a Show expecting to see AMAZING quilts.  I want my jaw to drop and my socks to be blown off.  I look for inspiration.  I was rewarded with all those things at the AQS Lancaster Quilt Show.  There were BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING, GORGEOUS, SPECTACULAR quilts!!!

Some of the quilts that were entered and awarded a ribbon were produced by professional quilters.  Folks who make a living as a quilter – whether they write books, design patterns, make award winning quilts, design fabrics, tour, teach, longarm quilt, etc.  I would EXPECT to see their finest work…that’s what I’m going there to see, right?  There have been comments made about “over achievers alley.”  Rather than feel envy, be inspired.  You don’t have to make those quilts.  Make your own quilts.  Quilt where you are!

OK, I’m off my soap box now and I don’t think that was too harsh or mean.  It has been my experience that gardeners and quilters are two of the nicest groups of people I’ve ever met.  Can we keep it that way, please?!

Piecefully, Pam